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Supporting => Engine Ancillaries => Topic started by: Stilldrillin on August 23, 2013, 10:54:42 PM

Title: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Stilldrillin on August 23, 2013, 10:54:42 PM
I needed to make a burner, for the Metisse engine.
The adopted Maiwald one wasn't right. Too small in diameter. Flame too close to the hot cap......   :shrug:

I love making odds n ends, out of bits n pieces. Found a stainless steel salt and pepper set. The cap diameter was just right.   :ThumbsUp:

Friction turned a brass disc, base......

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030770_zpsa6108dc6.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030770_zpsa6108dc6.jpg.html)


Silver solder wire, sprung inside the cap. Just enough flux........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030773_zpsc1f63776.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030773_zpsc1f63776.jpg.html)


Still glowing. Had an el of a job, unsticking the supporting nails. Bit too much solder.........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030774_zps5219fff7.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030774_zps5219fff7.jpg.html)


Opened the existing hole out to 12mm........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030775_zps7d22379c.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030775_zps7d22379c.jpg.html)


16mm o/d, 10mm bore, bush. More silver solder.........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030777_zpsfe3d9897.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030777_zpsfe3d9897.jpg.html)


I've got the hang of silver soldering, now. I'm proud of that joint.......

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030778_zpsbb80c08f.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030778_zpsbb80c08f.jpg.html)


Clean up. Drill breather holes, in the r/t........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030781_zps5f08ea83.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030781_zps5f08ea83.jpg.html)


6mm bore, adaptor bush. Temporary cotton wick. (I'm out of stove rope)........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030783_zpseaa08869.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030783_zpseaa08869.jpg.html)


The engine ran for 70 mins, on one filling........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030784_zpsd68c1f6c.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030784_zpsd68c1f6c.jpg.html)


And, I've still got one left........

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/Dayjo/Return%20Album/P1030786_zps70449f54.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/Dayjo/media/Return%20Album/P1030786_zps70449f54.jpg.html)


Really satisfying, little project.  :)

Thanks for watching!

David D
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Alan Haisley on August 23, 2013, 11:33:56 PM
Nice, David.
Alan
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Bearcar1 on August 23, 2013, 11:42:24 PM
WAY cool!  8)  "oh honey, would be so kind as to pass me the salt please? Um, what?  oh yeah, never mind"  :facepalm:


BC1
Jim
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: b.lindsey on August 24, 2013, 12:16:56 AM
That turned out perfect David...nice finish, nice size, and looks great too!!

Bill
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Don1966 on August 24, 2013, 12:55:37 AM
Dave very ingenious, I really enjoyed that and added to my library.

Thanks Don
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Dave Otto on August 24, 2013, 01:06:48 AM
Nice work David!

Thanks for sharing.

Dave
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: ths on August 24, 2013, 01:23:46 AM
Great burner there. Over an hours running really gave that engine a good workout.

High.
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: spuddevans on August 24, 2013, 08:25:13 AM
Very nice work there. Isn't it amazing what you can "see" in seemingly innocent kitchen supplies!


Tim
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Stilldrillin on August 24, 2013, 09:17:14 AM
Alan, Jim, Bill, Don, Dave.

Thanks, Fellas!  :cheers:


High (?), Hugh.

Thanks!

It's now done around 3 hours. Running very sweetly, and rather too fast, for me......  ;)


Tim.

Thank you! I really love scouring local shops, to see what I can "see". That's how Gold Blend came about...... http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=5732.0

At shows, I get to chat to the wives, who can recognise it's component parts, and tell me how clever I am........  :embarassed:    :naughty:

David D
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Jo on August 24, 2013, 09:56:43 AM
Dave, I am sure the wives truely appreciate your skills  :ThumbsUp:...

I wonder if their husbands hear the end of it after all who wouldn't want to be married to a model engineer with all those skills to hand  ;)

Jo
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Ian S C on August 24, 2013, 01:51:42 PM
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Stilldrillin on August 24, 2013, 10:10:56 PM
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C

Thanks Ian.  :cheers:

Wire wicks....... How do you manage to vary the flame height?  :headscratch:

Indoors, the engines need very little flame. At a show, in a draughty tent is another matter!

A conventional wick can be infinitely adjusted, and often has to be!  :facepalm2:

David D
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Alan Haisley on August 25, 2013, 09:48:32 PM
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C

Thanks Ian.  :cheers:

Wire wicks....... How do you manage to vary the flame height?  :headscratch:

Indoors, the engines need very little flame. At a show, in a draughty tent is another matter!

A conventional wick can be infinitely adjusted, and often has to be!  :facepalm2:

David D
I wonder what kitchen or bath container could be turned into the right size wind screen  :stir:
Alan
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: Stilldrillin on August 25, 2013, 10:38:45 PM

I wonder what kitchen or bath container could be turned into the right size wind screen  :stir:
Alan

Shower cubicle door?

David D
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: AussieJimG on August 25, 2013, 11:53:31 PM
G'day Dave,

Ever since Gold Blend, the weekly shopping trip has been  more enjoyable as I dawdle around the kitchen canisters.

And frying pans all look like flywheels with handles thanks to you.

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
Post by: gary hart on August 26, 2013, 02:09:31 AM

"Wire wicks....... How do you manage to vary the flame height? [/quote]"

Not sure what a wire wick is.    Have used with good results a real fine mesh stainless steel screen rolled up tight as a wick.   This works good as the fuel runs out and flame goes down it won't burn the wick.

To control flame size instead of moving the wick up and down a brass tube that slips over a brass tube that holds the metal wick slips up or down to expose more or less wick controlling flame size.